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Review: On the Basis of Sex

Review: On the Basis of Sex

By Sofia Ketels, Managing Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Features, Movies, Reviews, Showcase

“On the Basis of Sex” opened in the way any movie about female empowerment might: a hopeful and determined young woman marching towards her future as her heels click against the pavement. That young woman was Supreme Court Justice and women’s rights advocate Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jo...

Review: Ink Mountains and Mystery

By Jordan Craighead, Business Manager

January 23, 2019


Filed under Ideas, Reviews, Video Games

Story game “Ink Mountains and Mystery” (IMM) opens with beautiful music laced with heavy Asian influence and a delicate, well drawn scene of a grassy mountain surrounded by big trees swaying in wind. It looks extremely peaceful and the first impression of this game is that it will be relaxing. ...

Bohemian Rhapsody: a biopic for the ages

Bohemian Rhapsody: a biopic for the ages

By Amelia Nowicki, Staff Reporter

November 23, 2018


Filed under Ideas, Movies, Reviews, Showcase

How many more ‘Galileos’ could one possibly want? Filled with hilarious zingers, a timeless soundtrack and the tear-jerking reality of life, “Bohemian Rhapsody” brilliantly tells the story of the iconic rock group, ‘Queen’ and their frontman, Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek). The first teas...

Eminem out for revenge with new album

Eminem out for revenge with new album

By Hannah Zalewski, Page Editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Ideas, Music, Reviews

In an attempt to defend his name, Eminem released his 11th studio album, ‘Kamikaze’ on August 31. The album is composed of eleven full length songs and two skits. Following his previous album ‘Revival’, Eminem uses this album as a platform to call out any celebrity who had anything bad to ...

New app “Twisty Arrow” hits the bulls eye

New app “Twisty Arrow” hits the bulls eye

By Adam Schwartz, Page Editor

September 13, 2018


Filed under Apps, Ideas, Reviews, Video Games

The app “Twisty Arrow” tests both accuracy and patience. This game requires users to shoot a given amount of arrows onto a circle that continuously spins at different speeds as one progresses through the game. As the player advances through the levels, the difficulty changes. At the start of e...

“RFLEX”: intense, high speed quests for high scores

“RFLEX”: intense, high speed quests for high scores

By Colin Haroutunian, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Ideas, Reviews, Video Games

Everything about “RFLEX” screams of a game hellbent on examining the breaking point of a player and their reaction time. Taunting those who wish to surpass old scores, failures can prompt “DEAD” to appear on screen. There is no doubt that the upbeat electronic soundtrack and the super sensit...

“64.0”: an escape from regular, routine repetition

“64.0”: an escape from regular, routine repetition

By Colin Haroutunian, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Reviews, Video Games

Growing in intensity and complexity over the course of its challenging modes, “64.0”  is best characterized as a collection of difficult time trials. The levels each have their own styles, with an accelerating pace to handle overtime. Controlling a rotatable square in the center of the scree...

Chaotic aerial combat empowers “Luftrausers”

Chaotic aerial combat empowers “Luftrausers”

By Colin Haroutunian, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2018


Filed under Ideas, Reviews, Video Games

Superficially, its appearance is underwhelming. The dull color palette and bit-like graphics can be easily dismissed. Yet, an impeccable flight system is formed from the air-based combat in Luftrausers, fleshed out with numerous complexities on the speed, health and other traits of a controllable plane. Upon...

New season of New Girl falls short

New season of New Girl falls short

By Emily Widgren, Page Editor

May 9, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Showcase

Season six of “New Girl” ended  with viewers feeling content after main characters Nick Miller (Jake Johnson) and Jessica Day (Zooey Deschanel) start dating and married couple Cece Parikh (Hannah Simone) and Winston Schmidt (Max Greenfield) get news that they are pregnant with their first child...

J. cole drops new heat with new album

J. cole drops new heat with new album

By Taylor Mitchell, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2018


Filed under Ideas, Music, Reviews, Showcase

Jay Z’s protege turned legend has recently dropped his 5th studio album. J. cole, known for his imagery words and storytelling songs came out with “K.O.D” late Thursday night. The album goes through the emotions of romance in the age of social media, while addressing the state of hip hop and past t...

NYX Lip Creams: a day of color

NYX Lip Creams: a day of color

By Arzoo Chhaya, Page Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Ideas, Products, Reviews

The NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams have been a part of the beauty community since 2011. They were a new product, since liquid lipsticks were very uncommon. Today, they are still a popular product, and makeup subscription boxes are still using them. Ipsy carried these lip creams in 5 shades for the month of April. Retailing ...

“Bit Blaster”: basic, but patchwork nonetheless

“Bit Blaster”: basic, but patchwork nonetheless

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

April 17, 2018


Filed under Apps, Features, Reviews, Showcase, Video Games

In the allure of clearing the way to the top of the leaderboard, arcade games are known for their replay ability. Repetition of levels is prevalent in this draw, a design concept treated no differently in “Bit Blaster”. In the hopes of bringing arcade-like features to the mobile environment, the ...